The Flight Vest Harness is our most updated Vest Harness for our Flight Series and Zero-G packs. The Flight Vest Harness is offered in two sizes: Small or Large.
|Flight Vest Harness
|Weight||7.5 oz -212 g||8.5 oz - 242 g|
*Does not include webbing strap.
- Sliding Sternum Straps
- Two 4-Way Stretch Pockets that can hold 500ml soft bottles
- Two 4-Way Stretch Stash Pockets
- 2 Mesh Pockets
- 2 Zipper Pockets
- Elastic Webbing for Hydration Hose
Shoulder Straps or Vest Harness?By: Six Moon Designs
Still need to test the pack with the vest, but would like to comment on my experience so far. I´ve exchanged the S Curve shoulder strap of my Minimalist V2, with this vest. I had some issues trying to adjust the S Curve to my shoulders, and although I could have continued trying to get it to a more comfortable fit, I decided to order the vest. Installing the vest was a breeze because I found a recent video SMD uploaded with instructions. Some of the straps of the S Curve were needed to install the vest with the pack. I have tried the pack and my first impression is that it seems it will be more comfortable and easier to adjust. I have to try it with a full load and hike some miles before I can conclude that it does. I would suggest to include a whistle with the vest. The whistle that comes with the S Curve can´t be attached to the vest.
The Six Moon Designs website officially warns not to get this vest if you are large-chested. I ignored the warning because I was in love with the idea of a vest that would have pockets, engage my core, be wider across the shoulders, etc. I thought it couldn't be much worse than wearing a high impact sports bra. WRONG. It was terrible. I just want to reinforce the advice NOT to buy this if you are large chested. The vest is an awesome idea, though. For men or VERY flat chested women, this vest would be awesome. I fiddled and fiddled trying to make it work. Super disappointed...
Small flight vest was to small. Fortunately I had a large vest from the friend that had loaned the pack. Large size is better due to my large bust size. Is there a link to assist with final fitting advisement.
love the design and the way it feels loaded down . I'm going to an overnighter with the vest and see how it rides before I decide to keep the hip belt or not.. i would totally wear a shirt with the 6 moons logo but ....
Still getting used to my harness; like many SMD products, this one takes some tinkering and fiddling. I like the feel of the harness across my chest, and the adjustable sternum straps are great. On a recent trip carrying about 20 pounds I sometimes carried the full weight on my shoulders, and then later cinched the hipbelt tight again - nice to have the ability to move back and forth in terms of where the majority of the weight is carried. (I'm using the Minimalist pack, btw. I'm 6 feet and 165 pounds and have the large harness). Less great: First, SMD really needs to do a better job with instructions; the harness ships without any, and there are no "how-to" videos on the web page. It took me a good 45 minutes and youtube searching to figure out how to attach and adjust the harness. Second, I found the multiple pockets on the harness to be disappointing. They are too small to be really useful: small water bottles fall out of the mesh pockets, and are very uncomfortable in the other, larger pockets; meanwhile the zippered pocket will only fit my very small cell phone (iphone SE); maps must be folded very small to fit. On a recent trip I wound up using one pocket for snacks and....that's it. I wish SMD had designed the harness with two proper-sized pockets rather than 6 tiny ones.